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– Carol Baker, Photographer
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•determine photography and licensing fees
•market to get new clients
•prepare for commercial photo shoots
•negotiate with clients
•create a self-supporting career
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‘I have not met other photographers who are so forthright and open with the knowledge that they had to work so hard to obtain. Jamie has given us the tools, we just need to use them!’
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On our blog you’ll find in-depth educational articles about the business of commercial photography that will get you up to speed and out the door.
How to calculate your cancellation fee and when to charge it.
Plus the differences between a deposit, retainer and advance.
Ten different commercial photographers dos and don’ts for assistants.
Why Commercial Photographers Should Approach ‘Work-for-Hire’ and ‘Full Buyout’ Shoots With Extreme Caution
Plus definitions for work-for-hire, full buyout, copyright and usage.
Practical, simple advice for photographers looking to get started with commercial photography
Commercial photography pricing series articles.
Eight invaluable resources for calculating commercial photography resource fees.
Licensing & usage fees explained.
A deep dive into pricing and calculating commercial photography fees.
“After making my living in commercial photography for 38 years, I realized my pricing and business practices had stagnated – to my detriment. Another photographer told me of her appreciation for Jamie’s educational and informational approach. In only a few short months, Jamie Piper has revolutionized my approach to essential business practices.”
– Jeff Behm
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